Abraham and the Merchants of Ura, by Cyrus Gordon, from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan., 1958), pp. 28-31, in 5 pdf pages. In this classic article, Gordon suggests that the city called "Ur of the Chaldees" was not in southern Mesopotamia, but around Urha/Urfa/Edessa, in the vicinity of Harran. He suggests that Patriarch Abraham was not "of the Chaldeans" but of the Hittite/Hurrian Khaldi-worshippers. Uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.